Oct 13 2021 Thanks to the ACS Petroleum Research Fund for supporting our project Depolymerizable Alternating Copolymers through a Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grant! We are excited about the opportunity to work on this project!
Oct 5 2021 Congratulations to Devavrat for being selected as the winner of the UA SPSPE to present at the Symposium Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research in the 2022 Spring ACS! Way to go, Devavrat!
Sep 9 2021 Congratulations to Hanlin (again), Zhen, and Tze-Gang as their work “Overcoming the Low Driving Force in Forming Depolymerizable Polymers through Monomer Isomerization” has been accepted in Angewandte Chemie! Please click here to read the paper.
August 26 2021 Congratulations to Hanlin, whose collaborative work with the Gong group on high-performance perovskite solar cells has just been published in J. Mat. Chem. A. Link of the paper: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/ta/d1ta05934c
July 22 2021 We are so thrilled to finally see our recent work on depolymerizable ROMP polymers published online in Nature Chemistry! Congratulation to Devavrat, Junfeng, Hanlin, Hsin-Wei, Wei, Tze-Gang and our collaborators! Great teamwork!
June 08 2021 We welcome REU student Erin Sturd from the University of Kansas!
May 27 2021 Congratulations to Tze-Gang for winning a Sigma Xi grant-in-aid, which will support his project of mechanical generation of depolymerizable polymers. Way to go, Tze-Gang!
May 15 2021 We are glad to (finally) be able to celebrate the graduation of Shiqi, Zhen, Jiayi, and Wei in person!
March 13 2021 Congratulations to Shiqi, Zhen, Jiayi, and Wei for having successfully defended their master’s theses! While this was done virtually, we hope to celebrate in person in the near future.
February 05 2021 We receive an NSF CAREER Award! Thank you, NSF!
January 11 2021 We welcome first-year PhD student Seiyoung Yoon!
December 23 2020 The group had a nice virtual Secret Santa activity to say goodbye to 2020 and to wish for the best in 2021.
October 15 2020 We are thankful for the generous support from DOE and excited to work on the project of Highly Recyclable Thermosets for Lightweight Composites together with collaborators at the University of Akron, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Raytheon Technologies Research Center!
August 1 2020 We are glad that our former master’s students, Hsin-Wei and Zeyu, are going to continue their PhD studies with us!
June 20 2020 Andrew took his science project “The synthesis of helical polymer containing a ROTC complex” to a higher level—The State of Ohio Science Day and received an excellent review (should we even be surprised?). Congratulations again to Andrew and his mentor Junfeng Zhou!
May 13 2020 In the Annual U Akron Science Day event (which occurred virtually this year due to the pandemic), our high school student Andrew Ciccotelli has won two first prizes: one in Polymer and the other in Sustainable Materials and Design, for his project “The synthesis of helical polymer containing an ROTC complex”. Way to go, Andrew!
Feb 22 2020 Congratulations to Xiaomeng, Hsin-Wei, and Zeyu for having successfully defended their master’s theses!
Feb 20 2020 Congratulations to Tze-Gang for winning the Ronald Eby Award, which recognizes his excellent academic performance in the first two years at Akron!
Feb 05 2020 Our paper “A Polymer with “Locked” Degradability: Superior Backbone Stability and Accessible Degradability Enabled by Mechanophore Installation” is highlighted by a JACS spotlight article.
Jan 14 2020 Congratulations to Tze-Gang, Junfeng and Hsin-Wei, as their paper “A Polymer with “Locked” Degradability: Superior Backbone Stability and Accessible Degradability Enabled by Mechanophore Installation” has been accepted for publication in JACS!
Jan 14 2020 The group had a “new semester resolution” group meeting, during which everyone was excited and ready for the challenge and opportunities of the new semester and new year!
Nov 1 2019 The group welcomes four new “3+2″/”4+2” students Shiqi Liu, Zhen Shi, Jiayi Wang and Wei Xie! See group page for more details.
Aug 15 2019 The group win the “Most Improved Lab” award in the 2019 Battle of the Labs in CPSPE! Kudos to the team!
Jul 15 2019 The group welcomes two new members: Dr. Junfeng Zhou (postdoc) from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry and Bingze Wu (visiting undergraduate student) from University of Science and Technology of China! See group page for more details.
May 28 2019 The group welcomes our summer REU student Rumbila Abdullahi! See group page for more details.
Jan 07 2019 Welcome to our five new group members, including Ph.D. students Hanlin Chen, Tze-Gang Hsu and Devavrat Sathe as well as masters students Xiaomeng Li and Hsin-Wei Su! See group page for more details.
Jan 01 2019 The Junpeng Wang lab starts! We are thankful for the full support and warm welcome from CPSPE at U Akron and excited about the research opportunity!